On May 3, 2008, the United Nations introduced and enforced the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol. The Convention was originally adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The chief aim of this UN Convention is to ensure that people with disabilities across the world enjoy the same rights as people without any physical or mental disabilities.
Disability & Human Rights People with disabilities should be able to give there views on political, social and civil rights just the same as any other person without fear of harassment or prejudice. The term disabled covers a wide range of impairments and people can be termed disabled by physical, intellectual and sensory impairment. Also classed are medical conditions and mental illness. People use a wide variety of terms when referring to the disabled such as “differently abled persons”, this term indicates that the person’s disability is not seen as anything different from the norm while the term “disabled person” could sound like the individual has had the ability to function as a person disabled.